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Dear Mr. Blueberry

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M.K. McElderry Books :
Pub. Date:
1st U.S. ed.
It is vacation time, so Emily has to write to her teacher for help. "Dear Mr. Blueberry, I love whales very much and I think I saw one in my pond today. Please send me some information on whales."

Mr. Blueberry answers at once, pointing out that whales live in salt water, not in ponds, so it can't be a whale. But Emily believes in her whale and replies that she is putting salt into the pond every day before breakfast and that she has seen the whale smile. After several letters, Mr. Blueberry explains more forcibly that a whale cannot live in Emily's pond and that whales are migratory. Emily then reports that her whale has at last become migratory again because of Mr. Blueberry's letter and has left the pond. She is sad. But in her last letter, she has a happy surprise to tell Mr. Blueberry, and all is well.

Emily's very real concern for her whale comes through most convincingly in this delightfully imaginative, childlike text. Children everywhere will sympathize with Emily, and, like her, will learn some basic facts about these great creatures from Mr. Blueberry's letters. Simon James's full-color illustrations are a perfect accompaniment to this unusual book that gives small children a gentle introduction to the world of nature.

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Grouped Work ID 0413e78d-9f49-421b-d744-0e64785a1b62
Grouping Title dear mr blueberry
Grouping Author james simon
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-11-13 10:19:46AM
Last Indexed 2018-12-18 00:52:44AM

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publishDate 1991, 1996
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subject_facet Letters -- Fiction, Letters -- Juvenile fiction, Whales -- Juvenile fiction, Whales. -- Fiction
title_display Dear Mr. Blueberry
title_full Dear Mr. Blueberry / Simon James
title_short Dear Mr. Blueberry
topic_facet Letters, Whales